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Brigard & Urrutia

CALLE 70A #4-41, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 346 2011
Email:
Web:
http://www.bu.com.co
Bogota, Cali

Catalina Santos

Tel:
Work +5713462011 Ext. 8313
Email:
Brigard & Urrutia

Work Department

Labor & Employment

Position

Partner

Career

Catalina joined the firm in 2005 and, after completing her master's degree and professional experience abroad, she returned in 2012 to lead the Labor and Employment Team. She has more than 13 years of experience exclusively devoted to the area of labor law and social security. During that time, she has advised companies in a host of matters related to individual and collective labor law and social security issues. 

Catalina is a graduate of the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and is admitted to practice in Colombia by the Consejo Superior de la Judicatura (2005) and in Spain by the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (2008). She obtained a LL.M degree in International Legal Practice at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. She also obtained an Executive Master degree in Business Law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues, in collaboration with the Harvard Law School in Madrid, Spain. She worked during 4 years as an associate of the labor area at Garrigues in Madrid (Spain) where she advised and represented in court Spanish and foreign companies in matters related to individual, collective and social security law. Furthermore, she pursued additional studies in Labor Law and Social Security at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Currently, she alternates her practice with lectures on Labor and Employment law at the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA).

 

Languages

Spanish, English

Education

Catalina is a graduate of the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and is admitted to practice in Colombia by the Consejo Superior de la Judicatura (2005) and in Spain by the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (2008). She obtained a LL.M degree in International Legal Practice at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. She also obtained an Executive Master degree in Business Law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues, in collaboration with the Harvard Law School in Madrid, Spain.


Colombia

Labour and employment

Within: Leading lawyers

Catalina Santos - Brigard & Urrutia

Within: Labour and employment

Brigard & Urrutia’s labour team is appreciated for its ‘efficiency, quick responses and appropriate advice’. It assists a range of clients in relation to individual and collective issues, labour audits, voluntary termination plans, litigation and due diligence, with particular strength acting for clients in the pharmaceuticals and advertising sectors and also for foreign embassies and recruitment consultancy businesses. It acted for Editorial Televisa Colombia in highly publicised proceedings initiated by a former director and legal representative of one of the client’s magazines (Caras) who sought reinstatement to her position. It also advised 3M Colombia on a voluntary retirement plan in the context of the merger of 3M and Capital Safety Group’s three companies, requiring the negotiation of the termination of employees’ contracts and regulatory approval. Catalina Santos and Álvaro Cala are the leading names, with associate JosĂ© Alejandro Sierra also noted. Intel Corporation, Fox Colombia, Philips and the British, US and Israel embassies are other clients.

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